These 300 lb. galvanized steel poles are supported prior to the 3-foot diameter
holes being filled with concrete. Installation of these poles was done by
Industrial Mechanical Inc. (IMI) of Watkinsville, Georgia. (December 22, 2005)
A cage of rebar is built in each 8-foot deep hole. The rebar also goes through
the pipes to ensure they won't spin if the arrays are hit by a strong wind gust.
Each array of eight GE Energy 165-watt solar panels is installed onto
a pole-top support system built by UniRac. (December 30, 2005)
The two completed solar arrays will generate 2,640 watts while in full sun.
This comes to approximately 10 kilowatt-hours per day.